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Guest host Josh Radnor presents two stories about marriage and its challenges.  In Helen Phillips’ “The Knowers,” a wife wants the answer to an ultimate question, but her husband does not.  It’s performed by Stockard Channing.  The “Three Little Maids” of Alix Ohlin’s story are a...
Guest host David Strathairn presents two stories about hard times.  In Daniel Alarcon’s “Republica Y Grau,” read by Strathairn, a young boy is trained as a beggar.  In M.T. Sharif’s “The Letter Writer,” an eccentric is caught up in a Kafkaesque farce in post-revolution Iran.  The...
Guest host Sonia Manzano presents two stories about identity, appearance, and longing.  In Elizabeth Crane’s “Blue Girl,” a young woman learns how to embrace difference.  The reader is Valorie Curry.  “Different” is certainly how you’d describe the folktale character Rumplestiltskin...